Infrastructure damaged, lives lost in typhoon in Philippines

11/8/2013 | Reuters · CNN · Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) · NBC News

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Power and communication outages are rampant in parts of the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan, with sustained winds of 195 mph, slammed into the country. Many thousand people were evacuated, homes were "blown apart," landslides moved mud down mountains and several people are reported to have died in what is reported as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. The country endures an average of 20 typhoons each year; last year the strongest storm caused $1 billion worth of damage to infrastructure, property and crops.

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